Cross Talk: A Podcast on Cross-Generational Literature in Singapore
Hosted by Festival Director Jason Wee, CrossTalk is a brand-new podcast series on the art and life of writing across generations of writers. We will hear veteran authors through archival recordings as well as younger writers responding to them. These archival recordings are courtesy of the National Library Board and the National Archives Singapore.
Clara Chow listens to the playwright Kuo Pao Kun
Jennifer Anne Champion listens to the poet Robert Yeo
Daryl Qilin Yam listens to the poet Dr Anne Lee Tzu Pheng
[EPISODE 2 - COMING SOON]
Clara Chow listens to the playwright Kuo Pao Kun. Daryl Qilin Yam listens to the poet Lee Tzu Pheng. Jennifer Anne Champion listens to the writer Robert Yeo.
Clara Chow's publications include the story collections Dream Storeys (2016, Ethos) and Modern Myths (2018, Math Paper Press), travelogues New Orleans (2020, Hermit Press) and Caves (2021, Hermit Press), and the bilingual poetry collection 几首烂情诗/Lousy Love Poems (2021, Hermit Press, Math Paper Press). In 2020, Modern Myths was shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize.
Daryl Qilin Yam
Daryl Qilin Yam is a writer, editor and arts organiser from Singapore. He is the author of the novella Shantih Shantih Shantih (2021, Math Paper Press), and the novel Lovelier, Lonelier (2021, Epigram Books), a finalist of the 2021 Epigram Books Fiction Prize.
He co-founded the literary charity Sing Lit Station. His short fiction and poetry have appeared in the publications such as the Berlin Quarterly, The Straits Times, Transnational Literature, and The Epigram Books Collection of Best New Singapore Short Stories anthology series. His first novel, Kappa Quartet (2016, Epigram Books), was selected by The Business Times as one of the best novels of 2016, and described by QLRS as “[breaking] new ground in Singaporean writing… a shimmering and poignant novel, an immensely sympathetic and humane exploration of our existential condition.”
Jennifer Anne Champion
Jennifer Anne Champion is a poet, archivist and educator. She was Singapore's poet-in-residence at the National Centre of Writing, Norwich, UK in 2021 where she worked on embroidered poetry works. Jennifer is the author of two collections of poetry - A History of Clocks (Redwheelbarrrow Books, 2015) and Caterwaul (Math Paper Press, 2016).